Daughters hold wreath ceremony | NOTABLE
December 23, 2011 · Updated 8:18 AM
The Whidbey Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution participated in a “Wreaths Across America” ceremony on Dec. 10 at the Clinton Cemetery by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
Sally Buckingham, Regent of the Whidbey Island Chapter, brought together the Governor Isaac Stevens Chapter located in Oak Harbor to commemorate all veterans and to honor freedom.
The Mount Baker Council Boy Scout Troop 57 provided a color guard to raise the United States Flag in honor of Navy Command Master Chief C.L. Buckingham. The bugler was Evan Mellish with Scouts Will Holbert, Joseph Neil, Jason Neil, Evan Piehler and Brent Biehler serving as the color guard.
Whidbey Island Chapter members present included Joyce Forbes, vice regent, Evie Wilson-Lingbloom, secretary, and Barbara Bishop.
Forget Me Not Farms provided the wreaths for the ceremony and the members of the Govenor Isaac Stevens Chapter provided two wreaths.
Buckingham said the chapter will have the commemorative ceremony every year on the second Saturday in December. There are 66 veterans buried at the Clinton Cemetery and anyone wishing to donate a wreath can call Buckingham at 425-293-4510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.